Kochi to host ‘Choose France’ education fair and free advice – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

KOCHI: France has always been known for its majestic monuments, rich culture and picturesque landscapes. Lately, the country has gained popularity for its attractive educational opportunities. It is estimated that 2.5 million students pursue higher education in France and that foreign students represent at least 12% of them, numbering around 3,60,000.

The country is also a hub of leading educational institutions. In the Shanghai ranking (reference for world university rankings), France took third place. There are more than 3,500 public and private higher education establishments in France.

France may not be an English-speaking country, but it is still a crucial center for educational programs taught in English. Students can choose from over 1,700 academic programs in English.
France has made efforts to recruit more international students. The country has also simplified its visa process for the same. From October 11 to 16, the French Institute in India — the educational, cultural and scientific wing of the French Embassy — in collaboration with the French government agency Campus France, is organizing a series of education fairs in different cities of India under the banner ‘Choisir France Tour 2022’.

The aim of the fair is to present the different prospects for pursuing higher education in France to Indian students, in particular high school graduates. The opening fair will be held at the Gateway Hotel in Kochi, from 2 to 6 p.m. on October 11.

French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain said, “Choose France Tour 2022 will bring together the academic talent of Indian students and France’s world-class learning institutes.” Students attending the fair can benefit from free counseling sessions with Campus France officials and obtain information on scholarships, visa procedures, job opportunities and student life in France. French higher education institutions offer a wide range of training, including management, engineering, hospitality, humanities, arts, architecture and design. Culinary programs are also in high demand.

Jerry John, aeronautical engineer from Adoor, shares his teaching experience in France. “I did my studies at ISAE (Higher Institute for Aeronautics and Space), Toulouse, world leader in aerospace engineering. During my internship I worked for a company and after the term I became an employee. In Toulouse. the conversion rate from internship to employment is very high. France is a country that offers a great work culture. Once you get a permanent work visa, you will get a lot of benefits, including health insurance,” he says.

According to Emmanuel LebrunDamiens, country director of the French Institute in India, France and India have a mutual recognition agreement for university diplomas, which facilitates admissions to establishments. “The fairs will also help Indian students explore practical ways to seek job opportunities in France after graduating there,” he said.

KOCHI: France has always been known for its majestic monuments, rich culture and picturesque landscapes. Lately, the country has gained popularity for its attractive educational opportunities. It is estimated that 2.5 million students pursue higher education in France and that foreign students represent at least 12% of them, numbering around 3,60,000. The country is also a hub of leading educational institutions. In the Shanghai ranking (reference for world university rankings), France took third place. There are more than 3,500 public and private higher education establishments in France. France may not be an English-speaking country, but it is still a crucial center for educational programs taught in English. Students can choose from over 1,700 academic programs in English. France has made efforts to recruit more international students. The country has also simplified its visa process for the same. From October 11 to 16, the French Institute in India — the educational, cultural and scientific wing of the French Embassy — in collaboration with the French government agency Campus France, is organizing a series of education fairs in different cities of India under the banner ‘Choisir France Tour 2022’. The aim of the fair is to present the different prospects for pursuing higher education in France to Indian students, in particular high school graduates. The opening show will be held at the Gateway Hotel, Kochi, from 2-6 p.m. on October 11. French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain said, “Choose France Tour 2022 will bring together the academic talent of Indian students and world-class French learning institutes.” Students attending the fair can benefit from free counseling sessions with Campus France officials and obtain information on scholarships, visa procedures, job opportunities and student life in France.French higher education institutions offer a wide range of education, including management, engineering, hospitality, humanities, arts, architecture and design, and culinary programs are also in high demand. shares his educational experience in France “I did my studies at ISAE (Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace), Toulouse, world leader in aerospace engineering. During my internship, I worked for a company and after the term, I became an employee. In Toulouse, the conversion rate from internship to job is very high. France is a country that offers a great work culture. Once you you will have obtained a permanent work visa, you will have many benefits, including health insurance,” he says. According to Emmanuel LebrunDamiens, country director of the French Institute in India, France and India have a mutual recognition agreement for university degrees, which facilitates admissions to establishments. “The fairs will also help Indian students explore practical ways to seek employment opportunities in France after graduating there,” he said.

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